As the digital transformation shakes up every industry and sector’s operational status quo, it’s time for healthcare to follow suit and bring telecommunications capabilities up to speed to better equip doctors in providing care to their patients. A great starting point is updating your fax infrastructure to a cloud-based server with end-to-end encryption that can transmit your data as fast (if not faster) and more securely than email while remaining HIPAA compliant and eliminating busy inbound fax signals at the same time.
Securely transferring PHI and EHR data between digital endpoints is essential to ensure absolute privacy between patients and healthcare providers. This is especially true when it comes to transmitting documents that may contain diagnostic images such as x-rays and ultrasounds, CT scans, or MRI renderings. Currently, HIPAA guidelines name fax as a go-to standard for transmitting such documents. Fax’s key role in healthcare data security best practices is the reason why the online fax market is project to be worth billions over the next four years.
etherFAX SENx is the newest addition to our portfolio of innovative document delivery solutions. Designed to change the shape of fax communications in healthcare, SENx brings true end-to-end encryption to etherFAX’s hybrid cloud-based fax network utilizing the ECIES (Elliptic Curve Integrated Encryption Scheme) standard. The process begins with the use of Elliptic Curve Cryptography to establish a shared secret between endpoints to seed the encryption process with a unique keying material while further securing the information by requiring signing and authentication mechanisms to ensure the validity of the data in transit.
Making the switch to SENx not only provides your organization with 100% secure document delivery capabilities, but those documents will travel faster and with near-diagnostic image quality. The images are rendered with superior clarity and coloring to help both patients and doctors decide on the best care and treatment options. No longer do you have to accept the heavy, dark inking on a black-and-white fax sent over a traditional analog signal as the norm as clear, colorful images can now be sent within seconds.
Finally, there’s a HIPAA compliant online fax service that doesn’t sacrifice security, speed, or quality. You can have your cake and eat it too. As we discussed last month, healthcare executives want to increase their security spending this year. By adopting a fax solution tailor-made for the security and speed demands of the 21st century, not only are you protecting documents in transit, but you are also overcoming the typical and painful drawbacks of a traditional fax service. To learn more about how you can leverage SENx to provide your organization with faster and higher-quality faxing capabilities, contact us today.